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Maternitas in Classical Antiquity - 17/05/2018, Sheffield, (England)

To celebrate the establishment of the Sheffield Centre for the Archaeology of Childhood a year ago, the British School at Rome will host Maternitas in Classical Antiquity, 17 May 2018.

This conference aims to deepen our historical, archaeological, and anthropological understanding of maternity in the Greek, Roman, and Late Antique periods. Scholars from different disciplines will focus on the maternal body and the validation of women’s physical, social, and gendered experiences of childbearing in the Classical world. Papers explore themes such as conception and pregnancy, fertility and fertility-related cult practices, health risks to mother and baby, childbirth, and mother-infant relationships.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 17/05/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The University of Sheffield (Sheffield, England)


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Rebecca Flemming, Cambridge

Medicine, Gender and Procreative Failure in the Ancient World

Olympia Bobou, Aarhus

Seeking Fertility in Greek Sanctuaries: Mothers as Dedicators

Maureen Carroll, Sheffield

Fertility Cults and Women as Cult Participants in Early Roman Italy

Rebecca Gowland, Durham

Concepts of the Infant-Mother Nexus and Bodily Boundaries in the Roman Empire

April Pudsey, Manchester

Experiences of Mothers and Infants in Roman Egypt: The Papyrus Evidence

Tim Parkin, Melbourne

Birth Spacing. Demographic Control or a Reflection of Roman Maternal Health?

Sandra Wheeler, Orlando



Papers9:30 - 11:00 Flemming, Bobou

Coffee break11:00 - 11:30

Papers11:30 - 13:00 Carroll, Gowland

Lunch13:00 - 14:00

Papers14:00 - 15:30Pudsey, Parkin

Coffee break15:30 - 16:00

Papers16:00 - 17:30 Wheeler, Hemer

General discussion 17:30 - 18:00

Book launch

M. Carroll, Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World (OUP)

18:00 - 18:30

Prosecco reception 18:30 - 20:00

Miscarriages in Late Roman Egypt: The Bioarchaeological Evidence

Katie Hemer, Sheffield

Macro and Micro Migrations in Post-Roman Britain and the Impact on Mothers and Families

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